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Weʼre raising £1,000 to to help George Thompson & his family, whilst he undergoes treatment for the rare children's cancer, Neuroblastoma.

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Until recently George was your average fit and healthy 17 year old teenager. George loves his sport regularly playing football & rugby, being selected to play for several South West teams, he captained Devon RFU under 15's, and was selected to play for Devenport Services & Exeter Chiefs. He has passed his driving test in October & had started an apprenticeship.

After suffering with lower back pain for some time and undergoing lots of tests George's family was given the devastating news that he had a tumour in his sacrum which was actually the rare child cancer, Neuroblastoma. Not only is this cancer rare in children under 5 years old, it is even rarer in teenagers and adults. They were also told that the cancer has spread from his sacrum into the bone and bone marrow of his pelvis.

Living in Saltash, Cornwall, the best place for treatment in the South West is Bristol Children’s Hospital. George's family has pretty much had to relocate their life to Bristol, making regular journeys to and from Cornwall.

The funds raised through this page will help George's family financially whilst they step back from their employment to support & be with George through his chemotherapy, which is due to last the best part of 2020. The funds will also be used to get George out of the hospital for some down time in between chemotherapy, when driving back to Cornwall will be too much for George and to ensure he isn’t too far away from hospital whilst risk of infection is high.

Any funds remaining once George has completed his treatment and back on his feet will be distributed between the charities, Neuroblastoma UK, CLIC Sargent & The Teenage Cancer Trust, all of which have already helped George and his family at this difficult and challenging time.

Absolutely any amount you can spare to donate will be appreciated by both George & his family and the charities listed.

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  • Catherine Arris7 months ago
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    Catherine Arris

    7 months ago

    Here’s an update from George’s mum & dad. It’s a long one so I’ve added it as a photo 😊

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  • Catherine Arris7 months ago
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    Catherine Arris

    7 months ago

    Hi All, I just wanted to say a masive thankyou to everyone that has donated to this page & post an update on George. I was able to thankyou all individually & then it all went crazy & I couldn't keep up!! George is doing amazingly well & has completed his 3rd round of chemo, 4th & last round of this cycle is the end of this week. Bless him he's hanging on to his hair & still has more than his Dad!!!! He can feel very tired at times but he's totally smashing this & we are all incredibly proud of him. Thank you all again so much xx

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  • Catherine Arris8 months ago
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    8 months ago

    Here is a little update from George, copied from his Facebook xx Hi everybody, As much I want to thank everyone individually for their kind donations & messages on the JustGiving page, it would never be possible as there are so many of you. So, I am writing this to thank you all for the amazing total that has been raised so far for me & my family. We are genuinely overwhelmed with all the support. CONT>>>>

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8 months ago

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Page last updated on: 7/28/2020 22.07

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761

  • Louisa Fleming

    Louisa Fleming

    Jul 28, 2020

    £30.00

  • Jo Loyn

    Jo Loyn

    Jul 10, 2020

    Good luck with this George. When I saw the post about this and tried to remember if I taught you. Your smiling face popped into my head. I can always remember teaching you. Always so positive/

    £20.00

  • Brendan Lee

    Brendan Lee

    Jul 10, 2020

    Hi George, I was talking to a family member about you and what a superstar you are (as well as your wonderful family). They asked me to donate this. Hope you're doing ok mate. Take care x

    £500.00

  • Tim Swainson

    Tim Swainson

    Jul 5, 2020

    Best wishes to George and family - the best helper at cleaning changing rooms and folding shirts I ever had at Devon Schools U16 ...... he could play as well! Tim

    £30.00

  • Sue Elsworth

    Sue Elsworth

    Jun 5, 2020

    Big hugs George. Xxx

    £30.00

  • The Gabbs

    The Gabbs

    May 31, 2020

    Well done both of you- a great achievement xxx

    £10.00

  • Andrea Connick

    Andrea Connick

    May 19, 2020

    Worked with your mum for a while and remember you when you were just a baby! Wishing you all the luck in the world xx

    £10.00

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